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SubjectRe: [PATCH] devices.txt bugs
Hubert Mantel wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Jan 02, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>
> > This patch fixes two things:
> >
> > - Correct the minor numbers for the frame buffer devices. We have room for
> > 32 frame buffers since about one year, with more room for future expansion
> > to 256. (promised to go in by HPA on Fri, 24 Mar 2000 01:47:05 -0800).
> >
> > - Fix a typo in the minors for the A2232 serial card
> >
> > --- linux-2.4.0-current/Documentation/devices.txt.orig Mon Jan 1 23:30:06 2001
> > +++ linux-2.4.0-current/Documentation/devices.txt Tue Jan 2 11:16:42 2001
> > @@ -660,6 +660,12 @@
> >
> > 29 char Universal frame buffer
> > 0 = /dev/fb0 First frame buffer
> > + 1 = /dev/fb1 Second frame buffer
> > + ...
> > + 31 = /dev/fb31 32nd frame buffer
> > +
> > + Backward compatibility aliases {2.6}
> > +
> > 32 = /dev/fb1 Second frame buffer
>
> How is this supposed to work? /dev/fb1 can either be 29,1 or 29,32. But
> not both at the same time.
>

The idea is that you're supposed to change your /dev nodes; the old /dev
nodes are supported for a bit. The device list has been updated.

-hpa

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